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Old 12.07.2011, 18:54
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Special needs therapy - what is this in French?

Apologies if this should be in the language section, but I felt I was more likely to get a response from other parents who use this service in Suisse Romande via the family matters section ....

Our 3 year old son has been recommended for play therapy to assist with general developmental delay under the umbrella of the Heilpadagogische Fruherziehung Fachzentrum in Basel Land.

I'm pretty sure that the nearest English equivalent of this would be Special needs early intervention, but we are struggling to find the equivalent in French ... and as we are looking to move to Suisse Romande we need to be able to make it clear to our new Canton's (special needs) education department, what our son is currently getting and will need.

We've sent them all the paperwork but they are as yet unable to find anyone speaking German and keeping asking us to tell them what it is he is getting. We are fluent french speakers so can explain the therapy to them but they have asked us more than once "so what would you call this then?" Our best reply is to say special needs play therapy but then they have come back saying "at this age, all therapy would be through play, so what therapy is it exactly ..." To clarify, it is not occupational therapy and not language therapy.

Does anyone out there have a child receiving general special needs play therapy in Suisse Romande who could tell me what the general terminology for it is?

Many thanks Elizabeth
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Old 12.07.2011, 19:35
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Re: Special needs therapy - what is this in French?

Elizabeth, good luck with your search. I can ask for you but only when I retake my regular school hours, since our ped/psy staff is also on holidays, so in august.

What is your new canton? Every canton should have Centre pour le développement et la thérapie de l'enfant et de l'adolescent (Service cantonal... de la jeunesse), or something similar sounding, depends on canton. Your new pediatrician can't help?

Have a look, in the meantime, at this site since there is a list of different organisations that deal with ped/psy, therapists etc. linked to kids and troubles. Just go through and call the nearest sounding professional.

As I have found out, therapy as it is done in the US, early intervention, prevention, etc. is not really suggested for wee kiddos, if the diagnosis is unclear...it is often considered too early and left for school psy to deal with (speech impediments, social issues, etc.). However, there is stuff done for motoric skills these days, physiotherapy, etc.
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Re: Special needs therapy - what is this in French?

The word ludothérapie exists, google it and read about it, maybe you will recognise what you are looking for.... just a guess.
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Re: Special needs therapy - what is this in French?

Usually this kind of therapy is covered by the AI (assurance invalidité) correct ?
I would suggest you get in contact with a bilingual logopédiste and have the diagnostic report sent to her. She'll then be able to translate it into the correct terminology, and most probably offer her services for the continuation of the therapy.
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